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18th July, Group lesson

駅前留学12回目も、グループレッスン。先生は James さん。で、今回から、しばらくお休み。

Group Lesson : 13:20 - 14:00

今回も、女性ばかりのクラス!だったぁ。

単語 / 文章

自己紹介と最近 話:

  • episode
  • show

  • a roller coaster

  • spiral
  • dead drop
  • sense of gravity

  • move out of the way

  • put them/it back
  • take them/it out

  • constantly cleaning

  • friends of the family

テキスト 8b - 33 : … whereas these days …

  • whereas (= while)
  • contrast
  • expectation

  • It’s more of a choice.

  • In my parent’s generation, public workers were expected to join a labor union, whereas now it’s more of a choice.

  • work out

  • I can’t understand what’s happening = I can’t work out what’s going on

  • manual labor = work with your hands , blue color worker

  • shareholders = stockholders

  • conformity = nobody nothing to different, become one same system

  • cubicles
  • social insurance
  • fewer benefits
  • open plan

  • age and experience for promotion

  • skills and performance for promotion

  • People believed age and experience for promotion whereas now people believe skills and performance for promotion.

Something else

今回の単元、文法の理解はOK。使うシーンだよな。繰り返しの練習が必要だ。

11th July, Group Lesson

駅前留学11回目も、グループレッスン。先生は James さん。

Group Lesson : 13:20 - 14:00

ここ最近は、女性ばかりのクラスです。

単語 / 文章

自己紹介と最近 話:

  • smoking hot
  • convenient
  • tremendous = very very much

  • My heart was purified.

  • adverb = gives power -> adjective
  • shed tears

  • 6 parking spaces

  • very healthy
  • aroma therapy

  • How many friends did you go with?

  • the Seven Gods of Good Fortune.

  • big job

  • yard
  • 4 piles of dirt / soil / ground / land
  • a pile of laundry

  • nothing to special

  • what’s up
  • good to see you

テキスト 8b - 34 : How big a problem is it ?

  • How big a job do you think it’s going to be ?
  • It’s not making that loud a noise, but it still doesn’t sound healthy.

  • jammed

  • queasy
  • trouble sleeping

  • I don’t think it’s that big a problem, but it’s a bit boring.

  • I don’t think it’s that important a part, I want to use it.

  • It’s not that big a deal . = no problem.

Something else

ふう。。。ちょっと知らない文法は難しい。

4th July , Group Lesson

駅前留学10回目。グループレッスン。先生は James さん。

Group Lesson : 13:20 - 14:00

お昼一番が、NOVAの最初のレッスンであることを今日知った。女性率が高いね。最初に最近の話を聞かれるのは定番なので、準備できてたのはGoodだったわ。

単語 / 文章

自己紹介と最近 話:

  • sticky weather
  • smart idea
  • long time no see
  • anything new
  • Please have fun
  • where have you been ?

  • for work ? for your life ?

  • health checkup

  • over hour
  • appetizer
  • harvest potato
  • potato spore / mother tuber

テキスト 8b - 14 : I saw him dragging a big suitcase

  • verbs of perception
  • object + bare verbs
  • a gerund
  • someone’s observed action or behavior

  • I heard her tell Jim that they needed to get away ASAP.

  • I saw Monique at the bank carrying two or three envelops of cash.

  • a car with tinted windows

  • overheard

  • declined <–> accept
  • plumber (silent ‘b’)
  • hardware store

  • I saw Ahmed got a jewelry store alone.

  • I saw Dana was shouting at her boss.
  • … waitting at the bus stop for the airport shuttle bus.
  • I saw Sandy & Jeff eating dinner.

Something else

昼間のほうが、講座には集中できてる気がするなぁ。これる日は、この時間がベターだね。

3rd July, Group lesson

駅前留学9回目。グループレッスン。先生は Nathern さん。


## Group Lesson : 20:00 - 20:40


### 単語 / 文章

自己紹介と最近 話:

long beach

ID of United States

fake ID

disappointed

## テキスト 8b - 21 : I'm not sure how to tell you this.

なるほど bad news を伝える時の用法。

I'm hate to tell you this, but the forecast is for rain. We'll have to call it off.

call it off = cancel

tonsillitis

approved

your dog passed away.

fire : do something bad thing

lay off : shrinking ...

we have to lay you off.

floated yard

clear shipment

I've never shower

break up

## Something else

7,8,9月は、夏テキストということで、今回思い切って購入した。メモれないのももったいないし、あとから確認もできないしなーと思い。
@2700円(税込み)。シーズンごとに変わるが、毎年同じらしいので、同じレベルにとどまるなれば来年も使えるということか(あまりよろしくはないよね)

27th June, Group lesson

駅前留学8回目。4回目のグループレッスン。先生は Jamesさんで、今日は三人だった。


## Group Lesson : 13:20 - 14:00


### 単語 / 文章

自己紹介と最近 話:

plum jam

Do you grow them ?

Golden Pavilion, Silver Pavilion in Kyoto

moss

TGIF in Umeda (Thanks God It's Friday)

Great to see you

jelly fish

spider web

stream, river

## テキスト 8a - 32 : She felt her privacy had been invaded.

普段使いできてそうなセンテンスだった。あらためて学ぶのは良いね。

Report speech tenses and pronouns

invade (one's) privacy

"I'm lonely" -> He said he was lonely. (past tense)

Still, that's a bit over the top, isn't it ?

Still = But

over the top = over reaction = too much (negative meaning)

apparently

photographer

hurt

press charges (criminal)

to sue (for money)

I have been in Barbados. => She said she had been in Barbados.

I will retire next year. => He said he would retire next year.

should => should , maybe => might be

snails

That's a bit over the top

That's completely unacceptable

That's crazy.

That's hilarious

Good for her

That's a shame (= That's too bad)

just like this

Please have a nice day


## Something else

8月は休んで、9月からフリープランというものに切り替えることにした。

テキスト借りれなくなるので購入が必須になるのと、月会費が必要で若干の値上げ。その分、スケジュールは自由に決められるというもの。毎回、必ず新しい発見はあるから、年内はがんばるかな。

20th June , 3rd Group Lesson

駅前留学7回目。3回目のグループレッスン。先生は Jamesさん。この時間帯の担当ってことだね。


## Group Lesson : 13:20 - 14:00

四人フルメンバーで、前回と三人同じで、1人は初めての人だった。時間帯が同じだと、同じメンバーになりやすいですね。話の感じだとフリープランの人が多いみたい。

ちなみに、10分遅刻した。もったいないぞ > 自分。

### 単語 / 文章

自己紹介と最近 話:

distracted driving

distracted = loose focus

warehouse

I'm alive / I can feel alive

## テキスト 8a - 41

前回に比べたら、簡単なセンテンスだったな。

The quote itself is okay.

Emphatic pronouns for contract

The offer is fine

The offer itself is fine. The problem is that we don't have the budget for it

cuisine

catering

I checked them out online.

quote = price

consistently = always

reputation = popularity

to handle = deal with

the numbers needed

delivery takes up to 1 week

no maintenance package

Min. 6-month contract

good point, bad point

The service itself looks good, The problem is that they won't be able to handle the numbers needed.


## Something else

なれると、この40分のリズムはいいかも。

なんとなく行く直前に気が重くなるのは、仕事のことを考えすぎかもねぇ。

13th June, 2nd Group Lesson

駅前留学6回目。二回目のグループレッスン。先生は、久しぶりに

Group Lesson : 13:20 - 14:00

前回とは違う曜日の時間になったので、メンバーも全然違う。今回も四人フルメンバーでした。(僕がいかなきゃ3人で余裕をもって、、、なんて考えちゃう)

単語 / 文章

自己紹介と最近 話:

  • cool day
  • what’s new ?
  • anything new ?
  • great see you
  • would you ever …

  • a staple food : rice, cone, quinoa

  • international association
  • health exam
  • Goshuin-cho

テキスト 8a - 38

  • His arguments were hardly original.
  • Neutral modifier : pretty
  • Negative modifier : hardly , rarely , scarcely, barely

  • working hard <–> hardly working

  • somewhat

  • flustered
  • uncharismatic
  • well-informed : have knowledge
  • well-read : very educated , looks smart
  • come across well [badly]

  • despite = though = in spite of

  • Despite being relatively young, he comes across as pretty well-informed

  • She struck me as reasonably intelligent, in spite of getting somewhat flustered

  • relatively

  • strike / struck / struck
  • reasonably
  • being … inexperienced
  • rarely insightful : good information
  • upfront : very difficult
  • unflappable : very stable, can’t move

Something else

先生とメンバーが違うだけで、同じ形式のレッスンでも、全然印象も違う。単元にもよるだろうしね。今回は、全然知らない単語のオンパレードだった。。

7月もグループレッスンにした。若干イレギュラーなスケジュールだけれども、やっぱりあるといいかな。

8月はお休みとして、その先は、フリープラン or 乗り換えだろうか?なかなかスケジュールを調整するのは大変(先に入ってるから、やってるというのもあるから悩ましい)